Washington, United States:
President Donald Trump on Friday dismissed reported warnings by US intelligence that Russia is interfering on this yr’s elections as a “hoax” planted by his Democratic rivals.
“One other misinformation marketing campaign is being launched by Democrats in Congress saying that Russia prefers me to any of the Do Nothing Democrat candidates who nonetheless have been unable to, after two weeks, depend their votes in Iowa,” Trump wrote on Twitter. “Hoax quantity 7!”
Democratic lawmakers have voiced renewed concern about Trump after receiving a categorized briefing by Joseph Maguire, the outgoing director of nationwide intelligence, the place he reportedly warned that Russia was once more intervening in hopes of boosting Trump’s election possibilities.
The New York Occasions reported that Trump berated Maguire, who was eliminated this week, for permitting the briefing to happen.
Trump has beforehand voiced anger on the US intelligence group’s publicly launched evaluation that Russia meddled within the 2016 election, together with by way of manipulation of social media, to again the populist billionaire over rival Hillary Clinton.